neurofascial approach to

JAW PAIN

about the course

NOTE: All virtual classes have a 'live' option, or can be viewed on your own time.
All attendees will receive pre-class content, live class recording, supplementary materials, and a follow-up quiz for CE credit.

ONLINE ONLY TICKET: Participate in a live or recorded zoom class (11am-1pm) with lecture, demo, and QA session.
IN-PERSON TICKET: Attend the morning lecture in-person, plus an additional 2 hours (2pm-4pm) of hands-on demo + practice time (limited to 6 tickets - see safety information below).

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Think of all the jaw pain that goes untreated or is met with catastrophic theories. This class focuses on treating the mandibular nerve and related tissues — the pterygoids, cranial base, and TMJ capsule. You will gain hands-on skills and a straightforward method of assessment.

 

 

info and skills covered

  • Primer on contemporary Pain Science

  • Principles of a ‘Neurofascial’ approach to manual therapy.

    • What can be sensed and modulated by the therapist in session?

    • What are the physiological needs of peripheral nerves, and how do they behave when those needs are disrupted?

    • Types of nerve-fascia interface and why they matter for assessment/treatment.

  • Building the Map: The trigeminal neurofascia, the TMJ capsule, and the muscles of mastication

  • Five Domains of TMD Assessment: Spatial, Functional, Temporal, Emotional, Inflammatory

  • Manual Techniques: Direct, Indirect, & Rhythmic

  • TMD Rehabilitation: Freedom, Awareness, Connection, Play

 

 

continuing education certification

ONLINE

  • This 3-hour Continuing Education class is open to all healthcare practitioners licensed in Manual/Massage Therapy

IN-PERSON

  • This 5-hour Continuing Education class is open to all healthcare practitioners licensed in Manual/Massage Therapy.

  • Other practitioners are welcome to join for the first 2 hours of class. (i.e. Movement Teachers, Allied Healthcare Practitioners, and body nerds).

Both meet the WA state CE requirements for physical therapy and massage therapy.

NOTE: THE CURRENT VERSION OF THIS CLASS ALONE DOES NOT MEET THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASSAGE THERAPY INTRAORAL ENDORSEMENT IN WASHINGTON STATE

upcoming classes

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date

Saturday March 5th, 2022

11:00AM - 4:00PM

class format

In-Person with Livestreamed Option for Virtual Attendees

physical location

Good Shepherd Center

4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Ste 300

Seattle, WA 98103

what to expect

There are two methods for attending this class: virtually and physically. Please read the ticket descriptions during checkout and choose the best option for yourself.

Once registered, attendees will:

  • receive pre-class videos via email to watch in preparation
     

  • option 1: virtual (11am- 1pm)
    a Zoom link will be provided for a livestreamed class with lecture, demo, and QA session. A recording of the session will be provided at the end of class.

     

  • option 2: in-person (11- 4pm)
    attend class which includes the above lecture, a 1 hour lunch break, and a 2 hour hands-on demo/practice session 
     

  • receive a follow-up quiz to grant you a Continuing Education Certificate for completion

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